White male police officers were filmed pulling down a black woman’s top during an arrest at a Waffle House in Saraland, Georgia, on April 22,
Witness Canita Adams filmed police wrestling Chekesia Clemons on the floor of the restaurant, and pulling down her top, exposing her breasts.
Adams originally posted the video on Facebook, which removed the newsworthy story. A copy was posted on Tumblr.
MTO News published Adams’ original Facebook description of the incident, which said Clemons objected to the extra fee that customers have to pay for plastic tableware:
At approximately 2:15am myself and my friend Chikesia Clemons enter the Waffle house and proceeded to dine in for food .. I then told this white Caucasian woman my order and ask could I have plastic utensils..
She then told me that it would be .50 cent . Lol I told her that I had just eaten there the night before and they didn’t charge me .50 cent and so on…
Shortly after and me my friend continued with our conversation and our rude ass waitress “Goldie” decided to put her two cents in on our conversation that had nothing to do ever th her…
I then read her rights and then canceled my order and walked out .. However my friend stayed behind to get a understanding while I waited outside only to have the cops called on her and to be treated this way…
After tonight I’m done with mobile police period ..I understand the priorities of them doing their job but tonight wasn’t it ..They made and me and friend feel unsafe and not welcome to the city of Saraland.
Saraland Police Public Information Officer Collette Little said the “situation is being thoroughly reviewed and is under active investigation right now,” notes WALA.
Prichard City Councilman Lorenzo Martin went to the Saraland Police Department to find out what happened, but was unable to talk to an official.
Martin said Clemons posted bail.